Sunday, 9 September 2012

Bridges of Ross 9th Sept 2012

Time: 07:20-09:00 & 16:40-19:45
Weather: F2-3 S-SW, overcast, mist & rain, poor vis (am). F3-4 W-SW, sunny, dry & clear (pm).
Observer(s): Niall T. Keogh, Noel Keogh, Kris de Rouck & Wout de Rouck.

Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 136
Manx Shearwater: 233 (pm)
Storm Petrel: 14
Leach’s Petrel: 3
Light-bellied Brent Goose: 4
Red-throated Diver: 2 summer plumage
Great Skua (Bonxie): 16
Pomarine Skua: 1
Arctic Skua: 3
Arctic Tern: 7

Whimbrel: 31
Bar-tailed Godwit: 8
Dunlin: 14

Ocean Sunfish: 1

Absolutely dead this morning but picked up nicely in the late afternoon. As seems to be the case this year, low numbers of Manx but a good spread of other species. Lovely views of the Sooties in particular today, some in excellent light.

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